The Moscow Metro

Exploring the artistic interior of Moscow Metro It was opened in 1935 with 13 station and now is has 196 station with a total route length of 327.5km. It has one of the world deepest station at 74 metres underground. Some of the stations have very classic art deco, scultpures, elaborate design and lightings. It’s […]

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Trans-Siberian Railway – Moscow stopover

Day 14, 15 & 16     5-7 oct Arrived Moscow in the morning. Directly transfer to hotel but was still too early to Check in. It was raining but was not too heavy for us to go out and look for places for a early lunch. After the last 5 days in the train I was […]

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Trans-Siberian Railway : Irkutsk to Moscow

Day 1  Thu  2 Oct  Irkutsh – Moscow Train depart 1.45am. Mid night check out go to train station. 5 Days & Nights on the Train from Irkutsk to Moscow This is the longest section of our Tran-Siberian Rail journey and also the most boring 5 days/nights. The weather was either raining or snowing, other […]

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Ulaan Baatar to Irkutsk

Ulan Baatar – Irkutsk Local Train 263N Dep: 20.25pm        2nd Leg : Ulaan Baatar (Mongolia) to Irkutsk (Russia) Train No. 263N Second Class (4 berth/cabin) Depart Ulaan Baatar 27/Sep 20.25 (UB time) Arrive Irkutsk 29/Sep 07.15 (Irkutsk time) Total 35 hours. Sun; 28 Sept Ulaan Baatar to Irkutsk

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Trans-Siberia Rail stopover at Mongolia

Trans-Siberia Rail Mongolia We took a break from the train journey and got down in Ulaan Baatar  and spend 3-day/2-night. Checking out some landmarks not too far from the city. Visiting National Park and spend a night in the a Mongolian tent.

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Trans-Siberia Rail From China to Mongolia

Part 1- Beijing to Ulaan Baatar  A journey thru 3 countries, over 8515km and countless days and nights on the trains. Our first section starts from Beijing. This is the shortest train ride of our trans-Siberia Rail journey and as we move along the days merge into nights and when we finally arrived at Moscow […]

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Pai, Thailand

The long and winding road to Pai To be precise is actually 762 curve before you reach Pai. Pai is a small town near the Myanmar border in the Mae Hong Song Province. It’s about 80 km north of Chiang Mai. Once you are outskirt of Chiang MaiThose who can easily get car sick will […]

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The wild Himalayan Cherry Blossom

The Wild Sakura of Thailand My first trip to see the Northern Thailand’s wild Himalayan Cherry Blossom was in end Dec 2011 but it turned out to be too early. After a long and winding road trip up to Kun Chang Kiean, we arrived at a small village park and all we saw was one […]

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Thaipusam 2015

The Thaipusam festival at Batu Caves On 3 Feb 2015, The Malaysian Tamil community celebrated the Hindus festival of Thaipusam. This festival commemorates the occasion when Parvati gave Murugan a Vel ” spear’ so he could vanquish the evil demon Soorapadman. Every year Batu Caves will be filled with thousands of devotees, curious tourists and a […]

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Indonesian Papua Tribes

Two Tribes Go To War One of the tribes dancing during the Papua Festival in Wamena. In the old days and maybe even now at some remote places in Papua war can happen at the slightest provocation. A simple act of plucking a fruit from another tribe can trigger a fight. Kidnapping or worst, raping […]

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A weekend getaway to Singapore

Breakaway in Singapore A pre-Christmas weekend in Singapore after cancelling 2 previous trips in 2013 wasted my flights and hotel bookings. I have to ask my friend in Singapore to check into the hotel room since they don’t let me cancel my booking at the last minute. So here I am in a mad rush […]

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Sarawak Cultural Village

Revisits to Sarawak Cultural Village Having been to a few places in Sarawak for shooting of Tourism Malaysia advertisments over the years, Sarawak Cultural Village in Kuching is the only place that I went back 3 times. The village offers a quick and accessible option to see a few of the Sarawak tribes and their […]

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